Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 

ITI Bucks The Trend

23 May 2002

Information Technology Institute (ITI) says while recruitment companies are talking about hard times for ITC workers, it’s finding employers are still eager for well rounded IT staff.

ITI is a private training organisation with campuses in Auckland, Taupo, Wellington and Christchurch. National Principal Billy Rodgers says it works in partnership with business to give students sound IT skills and work experience.

Mr Rodgers says one of the key benefits ITI graduates offer employers is that before enrolling at ITI they already have a degree of equivalent work experience in another discipline. He says there is a big demand for well-rounded, business savvy IT staff that have a broader experience than just IT.

“ITI has been established specifically to meet the needs of New Zealand employers and from the calibre of companies we’ve got on board as project partners, it’s certainly filling a gap in the market. Companies who’ve signed on include the likes of Jade, Micro Business Systems and gen-i Ltd in Christchurch, Comacc, Clubmate Software Ltd and Cyberelves in Auckland and CWA New Media and gen-i in Wellington.

“Our project partners tell us they see ITI as a rich new source for recruiting IT staff.”

During the nine-month ITI programme students receive three month’s intensive practical training and then undertaken a six month work project with a local employer. ITI staff provide the intensive academic programme and the ‘just in time’ learning as the student works on real projects. The employer decides what problems the students will work on - but they don’t have to supervise the work experience - ITI does that for them, says Mr Rodgers.

“We are now also offering the Graduate Diploma in IT as a flexible, part-time option. Students have the option of enrolling and paying for modules as and when suits them.

“We are also finding that employers are keen to put staff through the part-time programme. It enables them to retain the use of valuable staff members while they significantly upskill their IT knowledge and ability. It’s motivating for the staff member and they are able to make a much greater contribution to their workplace.”

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Howard Davis Article: A Musical Axis - Brahms, Wagner, Sibelius

Brahms' warm and exquisitely subtle Symphony No. 3 in F major, Wagner's irrepressibly sentimental symphonic poem Siegfried Idyll, and Sibelius' chilling and immensely challenging Violin Concerto in D minor exemplify distinct stages of development in a tangled and convoluted series of skirmishes that came to define subsequent disputes about the nature of post-Romantic orchestral writing well into the following century. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: A Pale Ghost Writer

Reviewed by Ruth Brassington, Richard Flanagan's new novel is about a novelist hastily ghost-writing the biography of a crook about to go to trial. The reader is kept on a cliff-edge, as the narrator tries to get blood out of his stone man. More>>

Negotiations Begin: Equal Conditions For Men & Women In Professional Football

The trade union representing New Zealand's professional footballers has initiated bargaining for an agreement securing equal terms and conditions for men and women. If negotiated, it will be the first agreement of its kind in the world. More>>

ALSO:


New Zealand Wars Commemoration: Witi Ihimaera's Sleeps Standing Moetū

The second of several articles to mark Rā Maumahara, remembering the New Zealand Land Wars. The first was a Q&A with Vincent O’Malley, author of The Great War for New Zealand: Waikato 1800–2000. More>>

ALSO:


Howard Davis Review: Conflict & Resistance - Ria Hall's Rules of Engagement

From the aftermath of war through colonisation to her own personal convictions, Hall's new CD addresses current issues and social problems on multiple levels, confirming her position as a polemical and preeminent voice on the indigenous NZ music scene. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland